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PAGE SIX THE EVENING NEWS, HARRISBURG, PENNA;, TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1943 Established February IS. 1917 Published every evening- except Sunday THE PATRIOT COMPANY, 11 North Market Square. Harrisburg. Pa. VANCE a McCORMICK President CHARLES H. MORRISON Treasurer and Business Manager HOMER E. MOTER Advertising Mana-ger DEAN HOFFMAN Editor V. HUMMEL. BERGHAUS. JR Managing Editor Address communications to THE EVENING NEWS Editorial. Business or Circulation Departments, not to Individuals. Call Bell 5252. Same number reaches all departments. Single copy. 8 cents, 15 cents per week delivered. Entered as second class matter at Harrisburg P. O. Under the Act of March S. 1870 TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1943 TREAT THE HOSPITALS ALIKE! GOVERNOR MARTIN, in reply to an inquiry, from the mayor of Nanticoke who opposes the proposal to return State-owned medical find surgical hospitals to the financial control of the communities in which they are located, declared he did not look for such action this year, but he made it very clear he has not receded from the stand he took, in his budget message, in favor of their ultimate return. These hospitals are located in Nanticoke and nine other communities in the anthracite mining region and the Governor reiterated that he believes it will be necessary to place sections of the State on a uniform basis with regard to financia responsibility for such institutions. This seems like a perfectly fair proposal. Certainly a communities should be treated alike in distribution of State funds for hospital support. Hospitals not included in the ten that are State-owned, receive State aid in proportion to the amount of free service they render, not exceeding 60 per cent and provide the rest of the costs of operation from local sources including the annual Community Chest campaigns. In this category, for instance, are the Harrisburg Hospital and the Polyclinic Hospital, of this city. Why should they, and scores of other institutions throughout Pennsylvania, be penalized in comparison with the ten State-owned establishments? The Legislature will do well to give due consideration to the Governor's recommendation that it make a careful study with a view to eliminating sectional favoritism from this situation. JUST FOLKS By EDGAR A. GUEST Protected by The George Matthew Adams Service BABY BOOK LEND-LEASE MEAT HPHERE is a growing feeling that the eating public is entitled to a full, fair and impartial statement, supported with figures, from a source in which the public has confidence, about the causes of the recent breakdown in meat distribution. Most explanations thus far have left the harassed housewife feeling that they really were alibis. About the only excuses advanced are that Lend-Lease plus needs of the armed forces account for the shortage. Now Lend Lease Administrator Edward R. Stettinius knocks out the first with figures and casts doubt upon the second. The first two months of this year, reports Stettinius, ship ments on Lend-Lease took only 10 pounds out of every 1000 of our beef, and even this was five times the rate in 1942, at the end of which the best cuts were almost unobtainable by civilians Last year Australia and New Zealand supplied our troops with more beef than we turned over to Lend-Lease that is, they wiped Lend-Lease off the books as an alibi for shortage, and also cared for part of the excess demand created by the fact that soldiers need more meat than civilians. In no category now short did Lend-Lease take very much. Less than one pound of pork out of every 10 and this was by far the heaviest burden. One pound of lamb and mutton out of every 25; the equivalent in butter, cheese, dry and evaporated milk of 34 quarts of milk out of every 1000; one pound of lard and vegetable fat out of eight; five cans of vegetables out of each 1000. Negligible amounts. The causes of the food breakdown go deeper than Washington has admitted. We are entitled to a clear, complete factual report as a guide to those who could still avoid some of the tribulations now on their way. "Australia has abundance of beef, mutton, butter and cheese." U. P. Wonder what our returning ships use for ballast. Spank the kids. When they are about 20, they'll enjoy telling your friends about the awful beatings they used to get. As we understand William Green, it is wrong to draft workers but all right to draft soldiers because soldiers don't pay his salary. But Is it smart to use all our force against Hitler when a fraction of it would pay bigger dividents in the Pacific? A. F. of L. spokesman says, men lay off because their pay is too small. If their meat portion is too small, do they protest by eating only part of it ? Found her baby book today Where it had been tucked away. In her mother's hand, 'twas told What she weighed at seven months old. There were pictures I'd forgot Taken of her in her cot. And an outline mother drew Of her little christening shoe. Yesterday a child was she! Now she soon will married be. Year and day and hour are shown When she took a step alone. Ten months old or very near Saw the first small tooth appear. On another page I read: Bud, the first word Janet said." brother's name, and Bud, her that Made my heart go pit-a-pat Down my cheek some water rolled Think it must nave been my cold! POLITICAL GLEANINGS By CHARLES G. MILLER Book just filled with picture shots. Hers and other little tots, And eome four -leaf clovers browned Which a dear old lady found, Sent to mother, and were stuck In her baby book for luck. Next some lines her mother wrote Which perhaps I shouldn't quote Last line "Nmeteen-Forty-Three Janet soon will married be!" THE ONCE OVER To the R. A. F. By H. I. PHILLIPS Released by The Associated Newspapers A symbol of the human soul A star that pierced the frightful night A distant flame when all was dark ... To give the lie to "might makes right." A pi-elude to the certain dawn A glow in back of misty skies A portent- in the midst of death A whisper in the tomb, "Arise!" A mark of hope against despair A stout plank in the mould and rot The human spirit at its best A voice that said again, "Fear not!" t 1 A birth within a house of death A gleaming sword in farflung strife . . . A thing of miracles and faith "The resurrection and the life!" A force that "never had a chance," "Consigned to doom before the start" And yet came through to victory, To triumph for the human heart. A group outnumbered, whipped and scorned A David transferred to the air An underdog through dismal years A fighter foreign to despair. A head all bloody but unbowed A figure scourged and crucified, A journey on Golgotha's road And raw red courage undenied. A gallant knight in armor thin A beacon light that never fades A symbol of the common man A spirit from the old Crusades. A flaming tribute to a cause, A force that stirs the dullest clod The valiant, mighty RAF, For which a reeling world thanks God! LISTEN, WORLD! By ELSIE ROBINSON " Copyrighted. 1943, by King Feature. Syndicate, In HOW TO CURE DAY-DREAMING There's the weakly little fellow who spends his life day-dreaming be 'THE high cost of printing legisla- tive matter is being slowly whittled down, through enactment of a new law and the withholding of bills whose purpose is taken care of in omnibus appropriation measures. So far, however, nobody has been able to figure out a plan that would shut off long-winded orators who, because of possible political effect or because of the pleasure of hearing their own voices, talk on many subjects which they have but a superficial knowledge. Their lengthy argu ments seldom have any effect on the final vote, but they add thousands of words to. the official record and these are printed at a cost that not trifling. The bill providing a "bonus", or "cost of living" increase in the pay of public school teachers, ranging from $100 to $300 a year for two years, is supposed to be bipartisan or nonpolitical. It stirred up more politics in the House than any other piece of legislation introduced this year. The fight over amendments lasted three hours and the debate holds the session's long distance rec ord. T IEUTENANT-GOVERNOR BELL and Speaker Fiss, particularly the latter, would like to find some way to end futile talk on the floors of their respective halls. In a demo cratic form of government, though there is no way to put the clampi on such talk, unless more or less drastic measures are taken. Moving of the previous questio often ends debate, but so far this session the motion has not been made. Rattling ink well covers and banging desks have been tried by some members but that only Irri tates some of the talkers and the Speaker puts an end to the noise anyway. SUPPORTERS of the teachers' bill do not believe that the proposed increases are adequate, but their thought is that if they boost the ante further it will only lead to trouble in the future. The mini mum pay for teachers is $100 a year for eight and one-half months work while State employes receive no less than $1120 the first year and $1200 the second on a twelve-month basis Few legislators are fooling them selves or anybody else when they talk of the temporary increase in teachers' pay as a bonus. They know that once there is an increase in the salary rate subsequent Legislatures will have to do as well or better. IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON YWHEN it comes to motion pic-' ture censorship, public reaction is a hundredfold more potent than Will Hays himself. As originally written, the script of Charlotte Bronte's classic, "Jane Eyre," called for Orson Welles to throw a huge bone liberally covered with meat to his pet Great Dane dog. But since meat rationing and the reaction of audiences to such waste, the script has been re-written. Instead of a bone, the Great Dane receives a pat on the head. . . . Judy Garland will don a mustache for a scene in her new film, "Girl Crazy." No, it's not because of the male shortage in movie-town. She'll impersonate a certain state governor for one sequence in the picture. Belated but ironic note to the Mickey Rooney murder threat is that Mick and his pal, Sidney Miller, were working on a new song called "You're Just the Kid I'd Like to Kidnap" when they were t-oia oi tne mysterious cans. . . . A former director of the Moscow Art Theater, Benno Schneider, is now working as technical adviser on Samuel Goldwyn's "The North Star," seeing to it that everything is authentic. First day on the picture's village set, Goldwyn took great pride in saying, "Well, I'll iet you can't find anything wrong with this set?" Schneider looked it over and then said, sourly: "There's only one thing wrong. This is a collective village. You're capitalist. And you own it!" Change of Character For the first time in many moons, Ida Lupino will portray a girl you can't find reason to hate in "In Our Times." It will be Ida's first escape from neurotic roles in several years. . . . Vernon Dent, one-time Keystone Cop and screen partner of Harry Lang-don, is seriously ill at a Lost Angeles Hospital. There's a very good reason why actors adopt screen names, Legal name of Rita Corday, Swiss actress making her screen debut in "The Falcon Strikes Back," is Jeanne Paule Teipo-Ite-Marma Croset. . . . Jean Arthur may have been chosen "the least cooperative actress of the year" by the Hollywood Women's Press Club, but she can now replace that award with an Oscar she just received from a group of fans in Winston-Salem, N. C. They voted her their "favorite comedienne of the year." The star just completed another comedy, "A Lady Takes a Chance," at RKO. . . . Beauty specialist Gloria Bristol has Martha Raye on a special diet to regain the 20 pounds she lost on that overseas entertainment tour. Copyright, 1913, KEA Service, ln. She wonders how srie can cure a lifelong habit of day-dreaming. Yes, its a real letter from a real person but I'm not giving the address for, chances are, the shot will fit your foot quite as well as it does N. B.'s. Every since she was a type. N. B. has been a day-dreamer. Why? Doesn't know. I'm considered normal enough." says she. "I did well in school and have a good office position now. I am ambitious and long, above everything else, to be a journalist. In fact, most of my day dreams center about my career as a writer, 'I have read many of your articles which tell what a menace dav dreaming can be but I never really believed them until now. Lately I began to see that this habit is a real obstacle in my life. It has such a grip on me that I can't seem to live regular existence. I have made resolutions that I would never do It again, but each time I 'backslide.' Is there any cure for me or for the thousands of others who must be afflicted in the same way. Miss N. B, Chicago. A cure for day-dreaming? There certainly is. But have you the cour age to take it? That's another story. Before you can be cured of day dreaming you must realize what day. dreaming really is and what it does to you. And, let me warn you, it isn't a pretty story. We day-dream because we want to escape real life and the easiest method of escape is by inventing a dream life which satisfies some thwarted part of our nature. Day-dreamers are always runaways at heart. Cowards, and pretty cheap cowards at that. Juvenile courts are filled with day-dreamers. Most juvenile delinquency is rooted in day-dreaming. There was the case of little Jo Ann bright and adorable. For eight years she had been the only baby in an otherwise childless family. Naturally she was spoiled. Then, on her 8th birthday, a baby sister appeared. The family were in a tumult of joy. For days flowers and presents appeared but not for Jo Ann who constantly felt more neg lected. Everyone was too busy to notice. They took it for granted that Jo Ann would adore her sister. It was weeks before they realized Jo Ann had become moody and brooding a year before they saw that she was failing in school had withdrawn into a world of her own. Today, at 18, Jo Ann is definitely "odd." She has no friends refuses to make any. Day-dreaming is her one and only interest. Yet there Is nothing inherently wrong with Jo Ann. She's merely the 'victim of her own jealousy and envy. As are thousands like her. .cause he worships the school bully, And the smart aleck who continually shows off because he's afraid some one might discover his secret cow ardice or stupidity. And the sensi tive youngster who lives in a dream world because he hates his mediocre environment. And the egoist who longs for a spotlight on stage, radio or newspaper column, as Miss N. B coes, in compensation for some imag ined lacK in her life. Which, take it from me, lady, is the last place on earth for a day-dreamer. The one talent, above all others, which a journalist needs, is that of finding ana lacing r-e-a-l-l-t-y. Why's day-dreaming? That's why? .Because we are poisoned by envy jealousy, imaginary injustice, a fear or lacing lire. And, all too often. there's some well-meaning relative or friend who encourages us in our isolationism. But no "outsider," however kindly, can help us. We, alone, can break the web which binds us. And we can only break it by facing facts as they are. Stop thinking of yourself as a rarely afflicted victim. Stop with-! drawing from the normal program of life. Stop "being different" and getting a kick out of it. Start being alike . . . doing the normal' things which normal people do . . . forcing yourself to accept normal chores and challenges. Above all Start being interested in some thing beside yourself. And you'll soon find yourself far too busy to "pick your scabs. A FEW legislators, including those who took up the most space on the printed page, knowing this, ar gued at length that the $26,000,000 aggregate boost in teachers' pay was wholly inadequate. One orator took up much of the House's time to ex plain why the bonus should be much more and his amendments increased the extra pay to a total of $68,000, 000. Several other amendments, also defeated, added a few additional mil lions to that top. NOW that Governor Martin has said the $26,000,000 will have to be cut somewhat the argument will be reopened with vigor. The bill will soon come up before the Senate for action and if the Senate makes re ductions there will be another fight in the House when the Senate amend ments are sent back for concurrence. The Governor's attitude is that the teachers In the lower salary brack ets should get more substantial in creases than those better paid. Those seeking the limelight will retort that if there is less tax paring there can be higher teachers salaries. Aunt Het By ROBERT QTJILLEN "My boys are facin' bullets, and I get.tirerj o' hearing others called patriots because they are doing their regular jobs and gettin' double pay." Publisher's Syndicate JJjrtfrtt iHriHtatfam The Heroic Mood Sponsored by the Federal itfouncll oi the Churches of Christ In America Tuesday, April 6. Fear not, little flock. Read Luke 12:22-32. "My concern," said the President of the United States, July 8, 1942, "is not for rubber or gas. My con cern is to save my country." It would need, he knew, rubber and gas to save it and everything else we have, but one sovereign end must subdue all lesser concerns to its heroic necessity. A wise commentator says that these 22 verses were meant to hearten Jesus' "little flock" of fol lowers for the dangers and difficulties they were sure to face. God's realm could be won only by heroes and the centuries since have confirmed his vision. The heroic mood takes command of details. It does not loose itself in petty anxieties, it fits lesser things into a vaster pattern and so banishes fear. Most of our fears are about little things and they are all tangled with our anxieties about daily needs and accustomed comforts. Trust in a power and wisdom beyond our own ends anxiety. The greatness of the causes we serve dispels fear as the rising sun dispels the dark. Prayer: O Thou in Whose will are both our peace and our strength in faith and courage, forbid that in our anxieties for our little needs and comforts we should lose the vision of the causes which commands us nor doubt. Thy support in any ex tremity. In His Name Who forbids fear. Amen. Copyright, 1943, by the Commission on Evangelism and Devotional Life I MRS. RUMPEL'S ROOMING HOUSE "Hey, there, Mister Jones, stop firing your cigaret butts and matches down on our sidewalk throw them a little to the side." WASHINGTON SLANT OF DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, April 6. Some- ' times out of a controversy enveloped in an atmosphere of contest comes a ray of sunshine Whatever one may think of the merits of the dispute over whether the anti-inflation law of October last did or did not permit farm subsidies to be included in com puting so-called parity prices there was in President Roosevelt's veto message a passage that is worth reading again: "I have referred to the legisla tive history only because of some of the criticisms of my action. I know that some members of the Congress differ with my interpre tation of the law. I credit them with sincerity. I ask that they credit me with equal sincerity." F THAT brief bit of common sense doctrine could be taken to heart by controversialists, the criticisms and differences of opin ion which are such a necessary part of the workings of democracy would be far more effective in getting the end result constructive change than is the case today. The tendency to attribute a mo tive to one who disagrees, the in clination to meet criticism con- tantly by asking what is the motive of the critic this is one of the most disheartening aspects of present-day government. Too many people in posts of responsibility think of government as a personal instead of an impersonal matter, They look upon criticisms as aimed at them personally instead of at the functions and acts of govern ment done in the name of the people. The important question always is: What is the merit or dement of the criticism and not who makes the criticism. THE President is in the midst of ward off the inflation spiral. He has been advised that there are those in Congress who think he misinterpreted his powers under the law of last October. He cites the history to show that his advisers were as much entitled to their interpretation as were his opponents. But the important advance is that Mr. Roosevelt does not accuse his 'opponents of wrong mo tives. He credits them with . sin cerity a course that is bound to erase much of the bitterness that has surrounded this particular con troversy, in which members of the Democratic party have split with the White House. TPHERE is altogether too much bitterness and recrimination in Washington. The . ambition for power and place can be commend able, but it also can breed an in toleTance and an indifference to the complaints of the people. Too many bureaus seek more power than they possess and too many officials seek more authority than they are capable of exercising ef fectively. But these excrescences would not do much damage to the public interest and they could be confined to a narrow area of injury were it not for the tendency every now and then on the part of public officials to hide mistakes. The theory that mistakes must not be conceded or error acknowledged is deep-seated in the political mind It would be refreshing if the trend could be reversed if as fast as mistakes are made there was whole-hearted readiness to amend or eliminate the action taken. But, unfortunately, this doesn't happen often and those who are the vic tims of injustices carry away from Washington deep-seated antagon isms that sometimes amount to actual hatreds. N DAYS like these when gor- ernmental action can be harsh, especially as regulatory measures affect the economic life of individuals and businesses and groups the necessity for a broad perspec tive is even more apparent. Hence, if the controverialists could start at least by crediting the other fellow with sincerity, much light and less heat could be generated. This is particularly true of the many persons who write letters to the National Capital. Letters that start out by questioning motives or by accusing the recipients of insincerity do not as a rule com mand replies but go into waste- baskets. Officials in all branches of the Government find it hard to carry on correspondence with per sons who do not at least credit them with sincerity. This goes too, incidentally, for the many per sons who write to the press. Debate is the healthiest instru ment yet devised to make democ racy work, but debate that is per sonal loses its value. The tone of all public discussion could be lifted by adherence to the doctrine so well expressed by the President m his veto message the other day. Reproduction Rights Reserved STATE OF MANY FLAGS Five flags (Indian, Confederate, Spanish, Mexican and United States) have flown over the old Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, N. M. In New Guinea, native couples dance with their noses locked together. New York CAVALCADE By LOUIS SOBOL King Features Syndicate. Inc. MEW YORK, April 6. A little A o' this, a little o' that! One of the high ranking officers of the French battleship, Richelieu, made a significant statement during an impromptu talk at a special dinner of the warship's officsers at 21 Club. He said: "How silly to doubt our love and admiration for America and what America means and stands for! We would not have come here in the first place if that were the case. We had offers much better offers elsewhere!" HEN former Ambassador Joseph E. Davies expressed doubt that a picture could be made of his "Mission to Moscow," Jack Warner had him meet Mike Cur-tiz, who was to direct. . Curtiz is everything in mal-a-prop that Goldwyn is reputed to be. He brushed aside Davies' objections. "Xook," he said, "here is the way it wili go. We will open with a protocol under your arm ." Davies looked startled. Curtiz continued. "Then you will take out of the protocol some ." Jack Warner interrupted. "Listen, Mike," he said, "you can't open or close a protocol. A protocol is a diplomatic record or it is a sort of court etiquette or . . ." Curtiz snapped: "To blazes with etiquette. I am making this masterpiece for the masses!" Later he sent a note of apology to Davies. "I was thinking," ha explained, "of reticule." JUDWIG BEMELMANS Is completing a serious novel its title: "In the Wilderness, Build Me a Nest" . . . Deals with wealthy refugees in Manhattan . . . Mrs. Vincent f Astor i3 ailing . . . Peter Arno is recovering after his emer gency tilt with the surgeon's knife When Jack Haley was taken ill an hour before the matinee cur tain was scheduled to rise for "Show Time," George Jes3el, in desperation, called the Lambs Club in an attempt to get some one to fill in. He was told Smith and Dale were there so they came over and with less than five min-utes rehearsal Jessel appeared in the' Doctor Kronkheit skit as the office boy. "It was nothing, really nothing," explained Jessel. "I knew the part perfectly I played it 31 years ago with them" ... As extra precaution Jessel looked around in the audience to pluck out some one who might lend a fillip to the emergency performance. He located the man h wanted down front, urged him to come on stage, whispered into his ear and the man spoke his line "Please sing that one about you mother's eyes," said Sir Cedria Hardwicke. NOT generally known is that Vr.. -ll T-1 i.j liuiuiany ouiiiisun coiiaooratea with Eugenie Leontovich on th stage success "Dark Eyes." The company for which he works, 20th Century-Fox financed it. But the company which bought it paying a fancy price, is Metro which means that Johnson will get a fat slice of Metro money and so will 20th Century-Fox . . . There was a bit of ceremony out on the Coast a few weeks ago. Michael Romonoff, with several of his favorite sponsors as spectators, tore up 30 checks which had bounced. "The final ironic phase of my royally ironic career," he was heard to murmur. ROBERT TAPLINGER, formerly one of the ace motion picture publicists, is noy a Navy lieuten ant. Assigned to Admiral Woodward's department in Washington, young, impetuous Taplinger burst into the admiral's office and exploded, with his customary enthu-' siasm, "Sir, I have a sensational idea!" . . . "Lieutenant," cautioned the admiral, dryly, "In the Navy we call it constructive." About 16 pounds of candy are con sumed annually by the average person in the United States in normal times. Qifty VaarsJlgo in equity, one agamst ner nusbana, Francis Leon Christmas, and another against his sister, M. Bertha Chris- man, a teacher in Harrisburg public schools. Christmas, a native of this city, and Madame Marie Decca, lyric artist, had been married in Janu- SKIPPY By PERCY J. CROSBY I JL 4 AVJ' RIGHT, COME OM, RELAX'. REE-LAX! Marv S. Chrisman filed two suits, ary 27. 1892. Shortly afterward the couDie nurcnasea a nome ai "Villa Decca," on North Front street, formerly the property of Rebecca Olewine. The legal proceedings had to do with the claim that the villa had been bought with the soprano's money, had been mortgaged in the name of Bertha Chrisman and that the property stood in Mme. Decca's husband's name, alone, and not jointly with hers, as had been the understanding. It was stated that a bill . of divorcement would shortly be forthcoming. The old baseball grounds at the corner of Third street and Dauphin avenue. wa3 leased by President Ed ward K. Meyers, of the Harrisburg baseball team, for a period of three years. Work on the enclosure and erection of bleachers was to be rushed. President Meyers an nounced that Catcher Pat Rollins, a member of the Harrisburg club in 1891, had been signed. Robert Lee Keeling, formerly or Harrisburg, and Mrs. Nannie K. Mitchell were married at Grace Methodist Church, Baltimore. Stewr art Keeling, brother of the bridegroom,- acted as best man. Uncle Sam's Manual Just Off the Press This latest offering of our Washington Information Bureau contains brief descriptions of the three branches of Government executive, legislative and judiciary, and the names and salaries of the principal officials. Today, the complexity of our social and economic structure has vastly enlarged the field of Government until it now affects closely the life of every individual. This useful 32-page reference should prove handy in keeping up with the news of the day. Send for your copy now. Only 10 cents postpaid. Use this coupon. THE PATRIOT and THE EVENING NEWS Information Bureau Frederic J. Haskin, Director Washington, D.. C. I enclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) for a copy of Uncle Sam's Manual. Name Street City ., State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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